Very attractive, yellow flesh plum. Harvested between sapphire and Souvenir at Bien Donné.
Released: May 2012
Fruit kind: Plum
Selection No.: PR03-16
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd
Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 3rd week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 4th week August**
Flower shape: Rosaceous
Bearing habit: On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Maridon
Pollinator: Harry Pickstone
Fruit set: Very good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning recommended
Intensity of flowers: High
Harvest date (first pick): Week 50 (4th week of December)**
Control cultivar: > Sapphire
Production (kg/tree): Very good (4 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count A/AA (130g/fruit)
Shape: Round to flat round
Skin colour: Red
Flesh colour: Light yellow
TSS at harvest: 14˚brix
Storage ability: Good. Dual temp. Independently evaluated.
ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij: Prof. B Ndimba | Tel: 021 809 3002
Culdevco: Mishkaat Anderson | Tel: 021 888 8473
*= Plant Breeders Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
**= Data obtained at Bien Donne, Simondium, Western Cape and is not necessarily representative of other areas.
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